Share this entry

Share this page

bamboo curtain

Syllabification: bam·boo cur·tain

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of bamboo curtain in English:

noun

(often the Bamboo Curtain) chiefly historical
A political and economic barrier between China and noncommunist countries.

Origin

1940s: after Iron Curtain..

Definition of bamboo curtain in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…